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by parapente
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlander 10 gets full-production go-ahead
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: Airlander 10 gets full-production go-ahead

Total waste of time.So it crashes twice and is now ready for production - are you serious?
As above what exactly does it do better?

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by parapente
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 111
Views: 22199

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

Dash 500-It's bound to happen some time -but not yet a while.They will want/need to make a success of the project as it is first -it's cost enough!
But it will fit nicely beneath the A320 one day.

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by parapente
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 43
Views: 7414

Re: A350 family future prospects

If the 787-10 gains traction ( too early to say really).They might wish to revisit their origonal -1000 proposal which was ( as I recall) a straight stretch of the dash9.Trading range for pax.They have all the 'bits' now so wouldn't be too difficult I imagine.

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by parapente
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary
Replies: 82
Views: 5402

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

As a spotty teenager who loved anything that flew 1969 and indeed everything around that time was so exciting. People were walking on the Moon,'The Jumbo' was this extraordinary aircaft that would bring long distance travel to everybody and of course the magnificent Concorde whisking people across t...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?
Replies: 25
Views: 4053

Re: Mitsubishi MRJ, going alone against Boeing/Embraer?

If the MRJ70 fits within the US scope clause what's the problem? Or is that too small an aircaft for US requirements?

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by parapente
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.
Replies: 30
Views: 2028

Re: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.

I noted today that their cotton seeds have propagated on their lander.They are part of a micro 'biosphere' to see what's possible to grow/rear etc.Very sensible project if there is a strong desire ( it appears there is) to have a permanent human presence on the Moon. What should really be happening ...

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by parapente
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 52
Views: 10603

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

And the developments keep on coming for this family of aircaft. Perhaps more now than at any time since inception. Obviously we have the 'LR' which has opened up many new routes inc of course translantic. Strongly rumoured on the back of the success of the 'LR' is the 'XLR' with integrated tankage. ...

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by parapente
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

Thx cowanon.Quite a big difference 25% give or take.Whilst one cannot be certain there appears to me to be an additional structural problem for any conventional NB wing.It would of course have to be hinged if it is to go an inch further than present 737 widths.The 'strut/braced' concept has the addi...

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by parapente
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

The saved money is small fry.fact.Its more about a guaranteed return on capital.Showing what they are prepared to do to get it.The money men always get what they want and he needs them -- badly.
Hopefully they will. all be ok ,the market is hot for their talent right now.

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by parapente
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-10-percent-workforce-fired-bfr-starlink-launches/ Teslerati's take on the 10% (600+) redundancies.For a website that loves Spacex ( and why not) there are some pretty harsh words on the way they went about it. Equally important are the questions being asked by invest...

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by parapente
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-boeing-unveils-trussed-wing-capable-of-jet-454898/ Flight's take on the announcement.Well written as usual. I note that NASA has also applied their aft boundary layer ingestion electric fan to this trussed wing concept as well -looking at some image...

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by parapente
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 198
Views: 46318

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Good spot.But weather does not look great.But any time next week will do! Even if it ends up as the Worlds largest water bomber it would be fun ( California seems to need it these days). Reading around the subject there does seem to be more than a whiff of the US military being interested as an inst...

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by parapente
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15176

Re: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes

Look for more nimble moves with markets and aircraft on a regular basis. Yup think that's right.Some 789's would not surprise me. Having said that they are clearly prepared to go toe to toe with competitors using large aircaft on primary routes and slug it out. There will eventually be blood on the ...

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by parapente
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

No it's definitely not 'high priority ' right now.Thats MOM ( in the NPD area).And yes 'take your point ! Probably just school boy error - best left as this concept will integrate with other conventional aircraft. The big bit missing imho is what a conventional 'new' NSA could do ( be)? Ie how far c...

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by parapente
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

https://thepointsguy.com/news/the-future-of-flight-boeing-reveals-concept-aircraft-with-transonic-wing-design/ Some other nice images from different angles in this piece. There are quite a few different articles on the web from the last 10 years on this exact programme.Some jet some prop some hybrid...

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by parapente
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-19/elon-musk-s-spacex-is-said-to-cut-loan-deal-by-500-million https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/11/18179258/spacex-layoffs-10-percent-work-force-dragon-capsule-satellite-internet-starship https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17873332/spacex-elon-musk-yusak...

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by parapente
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

Re aw70. I get the impression ( that's all) that the strut and it's wing join is wht this Mk2 version is all about.As you and others state the strut and join are nasty drag areas ( more if the strut gives lift ie foil but this is not stated and cnnot be dummies really as it would be low quality l/d ...

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by parapente
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

As always thanks Nomadd.I guess internal installation next.It looks like those rockets bells are placeholders but could be 110% wrong of course. 10% of the workforce -600 people. Mmmm big cut.Mind you if F9's B5's are economic to refurb multiple times then they just won't need the new build capacity...

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by parapente
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 8319

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

We're GE ever invited/interested in the 330neo? I genuinely don't know the answer other than RR got the exclusive.GE had already developed a bleed off the core for the cropped 748 version.I imagine they could have applied this to the 'full fan' 787 engine.Perhaps then Airbus could have got this airc...

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by parapente
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

If they are serious about this proposal -long term and I imagine they might be ,unless one is being highly cynical. It is a good idea to keep publicising refinements.This is obviously the second major release. On the basis that the MOM comes first they have 7-10 years to refine it.Each time they 'go...

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by parapente
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 231
Views: 31674

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

The primary reason the 350-1000 is not selling (in large numbers - as has been said) is that it is a straight 'swap' for the 773er ( but far more economical of course).But the 773er is a very young fleet globally and not ready to be replaced yet.Airbus always knew this which is why the 350-800 was s...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.
Replies: 30
Views: 2028

Re: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.

I believe if you mine in an area in permanent shadow ( the best area - but Uber cold) you will get on average one gram for every 150 tons processed.Best of luck!

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

I think there are those who just love the status quo - bring back the 757! The idea that Boeing engineers just ignore all the practical aspects of commercial aircaft is simply ludicrous. Of course this design does show how hard it's getting to improve.This is how far you clearly need to go to get an...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.
Replies: 30
Views: 2028

Re: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.

Far side is completely different geology than the near side.Far older and no basaltic plains.So of interest. Beyond this they have landed in a very special crater ( the largest outer ring) was caused by a humongous asteroid smashing into the moon.So Hard that it is felt that it went right through th...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 8319

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

The reason this aircaft was late imho was that for some extraordinary reason Airbus thought that the A350-800 would cover that area of the marketplace.Lost 2 years realising this. It was only when they realised it was seen as non competitive that they reverted to the simplest of all possible 330 rev...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-boeing-unveils-trussed-wing-capable-of-jet-454898/ Ahhh that's better and more logical.Flight has just released an article on the subject.The new wing will deliver fuel savings of 8-10%. Now I can believe that! Add to that that an aircraft such as t...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-elon-musk-first-orbital-starship-prototype-done-by-june/ My God it's finished already and now Elon states the full sized one could be ready in June! Beyond belief really. He is in a serious ( Starlink/SLS) rush! And the confusion! Some have spotted full diameter 9 mt...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

On the article linked on the other thread started on this subject it stated ( NASA/Boeing) that they were looking at a79% reduction in fuel burn.I and others here questioned this - it must be a typo.However... We can assume that it will deliver a massive fuel burn delta.Particularly when combined wi...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23352

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Whilst it is 'shelved' (Airbus). I would not rule out a 'plus' ( not a plus- plus). A straight small stretch taking the aircaft out to 250 pax or 220 in 2 class.Weight retrieved by range reduction -would come down to continental ranges only.Would be a casm king in its class,quick and cheap to develo...

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by parapente
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?
Replies: 74
Views: 8319

Re: How Many A 330 Neo's Will Ultimately be Sold?

As above 500-600.Where it's kitted out with Y9ab it's a wash with the 789.Mind you not the most comfortable having done it on a CEO.Should've done some sculptured side walls perhaps.Anyway it's all a guess. Their biggest mistake was timing.If they had got the plane out 2+ years earlier it would have...

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by parapente
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 218
Views: 26946

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

Brochure ranges are still Air as each and every flight is different.Neither does it include cargo and this aircaft is cavernous.That doesn't make it a bad plane -actually just the opposite.For the right journeys with the right Airlines it's a phenomenal cost killer. In many ways it's what the origon...

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by parapente
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO
Replies: 20
Views: 4555

Re: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO

Has there been a recent discussion on Ethiad.What sort of airline will it try to be in the future?

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by parapente
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 3952

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Well 2026 to be precise.They need all the time they can get! But it really will ( obviously) depend on RR and the Ultra.They will certainly not commit to production just for the A380! It would have to be for the 787/350. RR are going through a very tough time at the moment.No ( more) room for costly...

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by parapente
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

We don't know if the 220-270 pax MOM will be launched - but it appears increasingly likely according to press reports 2025/6 EIS We do know that the 200-230 pax MAX10 won't even start to enter service until 2020. We do know that ( although not signed I believe) Boeing will take a controlling interes...

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by parapente
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 231
Views: 31674

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

No/slow sales? It's all about timing imho. Boeing had to respond to Airbus' 351 - particularly when they had a second go and brought its performance up to and beyond the 773er. But the real reason for slow sales of both aircraft has surely got to be timing. Now Airbus 'had' to act as they produced a...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 231
Views: 31674

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

Boeing have said that a10x could squeeze an additional 4 rows of pax ( just possible depending on pitch) giving a total pax ( multi class) of 450 pax according to Wiki.That is truly more than enough these days! As stated though - how many operators could use such a beast?BA for sure!it will happen s...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23352

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

I am sure that if Boeing say they need50klbs+ then they do.Just 'seemed' a bit of a jump. Having said that as pointed out above this (797) in two sizes is a pretty close match for the two classic 767's so as stated perhaps the A321LR/XLR should not even be compared ( to the 797) such is the performa...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

The 70% is only the number in the other article linked.I think it must be a typo. Regarding laminar flow.In ( many) years gone by I used to fly sailplanes with high aspect ratio's ( but by no means the highest).It was/is well known that rain and ( worst of all) fly's attaching themselves to the wing...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft
Replies: 111
Views: 22199

Re: Delta Extends A220 order book to 90 aircraft

717 went out of production years ago.220 is the new kid on the block it seems.Will give a huge boost of confidence to the project as a whole.2019 might be a very good year for the 220.

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.
Replies: 30
Views: 2028

Re: China Lands On Moon's Far Side.

No doubt robotics are the way to go.just look at what's been achieved in the last 50 years.We have been to just about everywhere in the solar system ( and there's a lot of it) and often more than once.We have of course now gone beyond the solar system and into the atmosphere of our very own star.And...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

Blankbarcode above started a thread on the same SUGAR subject linking to a separate article on the same aircraft concept.At the end it states Boeing/NASA's aim is reduce noise/gasses and fuel consumption all by circa 70%.70%?? I guess it's not a typo as it is in the article.But they cannot mean that...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23352

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Engine thrust.Yup 52 klbs does sound like an awful lot of thrust for the specs of the 797 so far given.Equally it's going to be more than the 35 klbs of a GTF on an A321LR for instance.Experts will perhaps know the answer.But something doesn't seem right.

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Confused! What's the point of stacking it all together when they haven't put anything. -like fuel tanks for instance - in it yet.Or is it ( as they have found out) simply for fit n' finish purposes and then it will be disassembled for fitting out? But either way Buck Rogers eat your heart out ( or D...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 family future prospects
Replies: 43
Views: 7414

Re: A350 family future prospects

Emirates?

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

If what Boeing ( and Airbus?) say is true -about not being able to materially improve on the present designs (if one stays conventional) then I can see the MAX and NEO hanging around a very long time indeed - why not ,there is no competition anywhere else.Hell the new MAX10 isn't even out of the wor...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 104
Views: 13999

Re: 787 family future prospects

True it is the less important 'subtype'. But none the less important.Wiki says the 788 has sold 444 and the 332 (pax) 665. So over 1,100 frames in total. Now clearly some of the 332 orders are old and the aircaft have now 'gone'.Also there has been a rapid movement up to the larger standard variants...

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by parapente
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 141
Views: 25759

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

Well Boeing has always said that the problem for a new conventional NSA is that it would only be 3-5% more efficient than the present re-engined models IE not nearly enough to warrant the considerable investment.Indeed one might say pointless. So yes something like this might well be the way forward...

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by parapente
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23352

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

http://www.deagel.com/Propulsion-Systems/PW1135G-JM_a001927007.aspx 35klbs ? That is where they are for the LR now. Laws of physics here.You create a ( much) bigger plane that flies further.Guess what - you need more thrust .Circa 45-50 klbs. Why do you think they are having issues closing the busin...

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by parapente
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1821
Views: 184603

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Don't suppose anyone knows where/who developed it.But with such a huge mass slung so far underneath it can't be very east to manoeuvre . To state the blindingly obvious. The craft must fly dead upwind to create nice solid lift and slowest approach.there should be no thermic activity ( not counting s...

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by parapente
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 9928

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Watching this bird fly will be ( for me) one of the main highlights of the year.I notice- flightglobal - that the engines are now hung.Looking great.The fan blades on this engine are something to behold.The amount of air moved by each blade must be enormous.

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